By Ted Bumgardner (Introduction by David C. Cardone, Esq.) The author of the article below, Ted Bumgardner, has over 40 years of construction management and construction litigation experience.  He has been involved in more than 700 construction disputes as an expert witness.  As an attorney involved in real estate and construction law in Southern California…

Many construction companies in California already know the PAGA acronym all too well: The Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) has been making life complicated for well-meaning employers since 2004. If you’re reading this and you’ve yet to find yourself ensnared in PAGA litigation, count yourself lucky – for now.   What is a PAGA Action…

As all companies doing construction work know, California’s workplace safety and health laws create a host of important obligations and standards that are enforced and regulated by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA).  And in 2022, that will expand. Effective January 1, 2022, Senate Bill (SB) 606 will expand the workplace safety laws…

Having an in-house attorney might seem like an obvious, inevitable step along the path of a growing company.  But when does a company become “big enough” to need (and justify the cost of) in-house counsel?  Is that question driven by the number of employees?  Gross revenue?  Multiple physical sites?  There is no benchmark answer, but…

The construction industry is all too aware of the numerous requirements in building physical structures that the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) established with its adoption in 1990. Penalties and fines for ADA violations can add up quickly. But, as of late, there has been an increase in lawsuits related to a specific area of…

A few weeks into the state’s re-opening, and life in California is beginning to return to normal.  Although there are some concerns over coronavirus variants, it appears that the worst is behind us.  As the pandemic relents, now is an opportunity for companies involved in California’s construction industry to revisit their operational practices and make…

Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick attorneys Kevin V. DeSantis and David D. Cardone have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America,® with DeSantis also receiving a Lawyer of the Year award. Attorney Christine Y. Dixon was recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones…

On April 27, 2017, Dunn DeSantis Walt & Kendrick hosted the Duquesne University Alumni Association’s San Diego Reception at the University Club located atop Symphony Tower. The event, scheduled as part of Duquesne’s new President Ken Gormley’s nationwide tour of alumni associations, was attended by several dozen area alums. David Cardone is a 2003 graduate…

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